Film Forum: Tropic Thunder, Transsiberian, Star Wars – The Clone Wars

This is collection of reviews that I found interesting and helpful. The collection will be revised as I find more notable assessments online. Feel free to submit more reviews, or even your own, in the comments below.TROPIC THUNDERAnthony Lane - New Yorker: After the dazzle of the early scenes, something droops and flags in Tropic Thunder. ... As a jab at the movie business, Tropic Thunder is flailing and unfocussed, hardly in the league of The Player, and if you want an expos√© of the c … [Read more...]

Browser, 8/16: Lonergan returns; Phillips; Moriarty Says “Star Wars is Dead”

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines will be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. … [Read more...]

Browser, 8:14: Ebert on “Clone Wars”; WALL-E’s wisdom; Woody Allen Reflects; Death Cab to despair?; Captain Ahab; Mountain Goats

ROGER EBERT ON "STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS"It begins: Has it come to this? Has the magical impact of George Lucas' original vision of "Star Wars" been reduced to the level of Saturday morning animation?' And later: This is the first feature-length animated "Star Wars" movie, but instead of pushing the state of the art, it's retro. You'd think the great animated films of recent years had never been made. The characters have hair that looks molded from Play-Doh, bodies that seem arthritic, … [Read more...]